Welcome to the new website for Cardiff University's African Caribbean Society.
We celebrate the rich diversity and flavour of Africa and the Caribbean by organising social, educational and cultural events to engage the University and the local community as a whole.
Click the bottom right corner of the icon above for our drop-down menu.As we build up this site, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/178949355509059/ & http://groups.cardiffstudents.com/acs/about/ for more info.
Black History Fact: Did you know during slavery white slave owners sanctioned black men to beat the hell out of black women? Many of the vices that take place today in the black community has it’s roots in slavery! The root of black-on-black violence is white-on-black violence that has not been dealt with and addressed adequately in terms of public dialogue! #Truth #WhiteSupremacy
In “Puerto Rican Food, beyond Rice and Beans,” Stacey Hocheiser Fox (The Washington Post) writes, “Puerto Rico has been undergoing something of a restaurant renaissance.” I thought this article provides a good follow-up to our previous post Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for a Good Meal in Puerto Rico, in whichSelena Simmons-Duffin laments the difficulties in finding good, fresh food in Puerto Rico.
It seems like an unlikely place to go for a salad: a warehouse in the middle of car repair shops on a San Juan side street, where… [Full article HERE]
The Voice reports that Rastafarian holy days and festivals are now recognized among annual religious days in UK prisons. The article states that the inclusion of the dates and recognition of Rastafarianism as a religion in the National Offender Management System (NOMS) came about after the investigation of complaints from a Rastafarian inmate, Mr. A. After examining the situation, the Prisons & Probation Ombudsman’s Office (PPO) concluded that the Prison Service was relying on outdated policies and would rectify the situation. Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below: